Wigan Warriors coach Adrian Lam looking for a way to fit Morgan Escare into plans
Adrian Lam has labelled Morgan Escare an “important” member of his Wigan squad – but admits he doesn’t yet know where he is going to figure.
The Frenchman was among the senior players to face Barrow in Saturday’s 18-18 draw.
It appears he may start the season outside of Lam’s 17-man squad.
Although Escare was second-choice full-back behind Sam Tomkins last season, he still managed to accrue 28 games – many coming off the bench in a ploy which
saw the latter move to halfback.
But with Zak Hardaker now on board, that option has been removed, and Lam admits he is not yet sure where – and
when – the livewire Escare may figure.
“I know he’s a fans’ favourite but it’s hard to fit him in at the moment because of the signing of Zak, it’s a case of where do you play him?” said Lam.
“We’ve just got to find a place.
“We know he’s an important member of our team, and he is a game breaker.
“But the best way to use him in the current layout of the team is the tricky part, and it may take a couple of weeks to work that out.”
Wigan face St Helens in Thursday’s Super League opener. The two clubs are today staging a joint media event, where Lam is likely to be asked for his view on the NRL’s billboard declaring Sydney Roosters as ‘world champions’ – three weeks before they travel to the Warriors for the World Club Challenge.